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Recapping Mizzou Hoops’ busy weekend in the transfer portal

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Mizzou lands two new transfer commitments

It’s Monday morning, and the transfer portal is still popping all over the college basketball world. Missouri had a busy weekend filling two of its four spots, so we might as well do a brief recap.

Missouri officially announced the signing of Green Bay transfer Amari Davis over the weekend. Cuonzo Martin cited Davis’ two-way ability as a point of excitement, while Davis noted how well respected Martin is.

“Amari is a proven scorer and defender who can have an immediate impact in the SEC on both ends of the floor,” Martin said. “His ability to create scoring opportunities and finish at the rim will help us from the jump.”

“I chose Mizzou because I felt like it was a great opportunity for me here,” Davis said. “I like the basketball culture at Mizzou. Coach Martin is well-known and well-respected, and I knew I could trust him with developing me into a better player.”

Meanwhile, Kansas State transfer DaJuan Gordon’s addition to the roster was broken down in full by Dave Matter at the Post Dispatch, who noted the differences between the transfer and the player he swapped places with — Mark Smith.

[H]ow the two scored those points and how they operate on the floor differ greatly. This season, Gordon attempted 39.8% of his field goal attempts at the rim, down slightly from 46% as a freshman, per Smith wasn’t nearly as active around the rim: His yearly Mizzou marks for percentage of field goal attempts at the rim were 14.6, 18.8, 27.9. Gordon was more accurate at the rim, too, shooting 61.6 and 60.5% the last two years, compared to 50 and 52.8% for Smith.

There hasn’t been as much evaluation yet on Ball State transfer Jarron Coleman, as his addition to the roster is still pretty fresh (although not much more so than Gordon’s), but Data Mizzou on Twitter had a fun little stat about Coleman’s 2020-2021 season.

In a small high school recruiting footnote, 2021 class member Kaleb Brown was named the Class 5A Player of the Year in Alabama.

If Brown can come in and contribute right away like his brother, Missouri could have the makings of a solid player on their hands.

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